Jesse Szewczyk makes Malted Milkshakes 3 Ways, as seen on his Frozen Desserts Course on Food Network Kitchen.

Malted Strawberry Milkshake

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 large 16-ounce milkshake or 2 smaller 8-ounce milkshakes
This diner-inspired strawberry milkshake adds a generous amount of malted milk powder to give it a rich, caramel-like flavor and creamy texture. It’s a nostalgic summertime treat you can whip up within minutes and is perfect for serving during the dog days of summer.


Whipped cream:



  1. Chill one 16-ounce serving glass (or two 8-ounce serving glasses) in the freezer.
  2. For the whipped cream: Combine the heavy cream and sugar in a large, deep bowl. Whisk vigorously by hand until soft peaks form, 30 to 60 seconds. Set aside. 
  3. For the milkshake: Blend the milk and malted milk powder in a blender on high speed until the malted milk powder dissolves, 15 to 20 seconds. Add the strawberry ice cream and blend on high until creamy and thick, pushing the mixture down as needed, 20 to 25 seconds. 
  4. Pour the milkshake into the chilled glass and top with the whipped cream. Garnish with a maraschino cherry if using and serve immediately.

Cook’s Note

To make a malted strawberry milkshake using vanilla ice cream, reduce the milk to 1/4 cup and add 1 cup stemmed and quartered strawberries to the blender along with the malted milk powder. Malted milk powder can be found in the dried milk or ice cream sections of most well-stocked grocery stores.